Reliable Contracting is a Family-Owned Business

Family-Owned Business

The original 1928 grader, purchased by Bill and Frank Baldwin for $200, remains on display in the lobby of the Baldwin family-owned business.

When you enter the headquarters of Reliable Contracting in Gambrills, Maryland, the first thing you see is a wall-mounted timeline and a restored 1928 grader that’s displayed above the lobby. This grader was purchased by Bill and Frank Baldwin for $200 and was their first foray into the excavation business. Following along with the wall-mounted timeline, you can see how Bill and Frank landed their first state contract in 1938, how they incorporated the company in 1942, and how Frank Baldwin’s son, Tom, purchased his father’s share of the company in 1950. Now, 87 years after the purchase of that first grader in 1928, Reliable Contracting has established itself as a strong industry leader. At Reliable Contracting, family comes first.

The Quality of a Family-Owned Business

Many members of the Baldwin family are executive members of the company. The youngest, John T. Baldwin, is a member of the third generation of the Baldwin family to work with Reliable Contracting. Many members of the Baldwin family live within a ten-mile radius of the headquarters, so they can be available within minutes if need be. These are family members and executive managers who are personally invested in the quality of the work that Reliable Contracting produces. The Baldwin family manages the quality of their work by making sure that all superintendents and field managers are “green card” holders, meaning that they’re certified in sediment controls by the Maryland Department of the environment. They also make sure to equip their fleet with up-to-date, name brand equipment from Volvo that run stronger and longer, which saves time and money. Finally, Reliable Contracting makes a concerted effort to give back to the environment by implementing environmentally-friendly practices, like their Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance System, the first system of its kind that uses water-absorbing plants and rocks to direct water runoff. Because Reliable Contracting is family-owned, each executive member of the Baldwin/Reliable family does their best to maintain Reliable Contracting’s reputation as a dynamic industry leader.


Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterest, and Twitter!

Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

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